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Personal injury lawsuit moves to state court

James Bagley filed a personal injury and property damage lawsuit in California State Court following a case that stemmed from the crash of a glider tow plane. His case was previously filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Southern California.

Bagley alleged the glider’s operator violated federal aviation regulations when he caused the plane to crash directly into the ground. He claimed the case should be tried in state court, because the federal court lacked jurisdiction over the case. The District Court approved the plaintiff’s motion to remand the case, noting the plaintiff did not “have a private federal remedy, because Congress did not include a federal cause of action for personal injury suits in the FAA [the Federal Aviation Act].”

Our personal injury attorneys at Ritter & Associates provide legal services for our clients in San Diego and other areas in California. We handle personal injury accident cases involving maritime law, motorcycle accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and wrongful death, among others. Call our offices today at (619) 296-0123 to learn more about your options.

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